Gaithersburg, MD (Vocus) September 17, 2008
Raxco Software, the leader in disk defragmentation software, confirmed today that PerfectDisk 2008's multiple scheduling options enhance virtualization performance and prevent bottlenecks that are common with "on-the-fly" disk defragmenters. This flexibility provided by PerfectDisk® helps ensure peak performance in virtual environments.
The limitation of only being able to defrag drives when a computer is idle often presents problems in production server environments. This is because there is no guarantee that a busy production server will have sufficient idle resources for a defragmenter to run effectively, particularly in virtual environments. Because a virtual machine is unaware of disk activity generated by other virtual machines, if all virtual machines are "idle" and begin defragmenting, the increased I/O activity can quickly overload the disk hosting the virtual machines and cause performance issues for all of the virtual machines.
PerfectDisk 2008's ability to schedule defragmentation to occur at a defined time provides system managers with the ability to manage disk I/O so that defragmenting of virtual machines does not overload the I/O capacity of the host drive. One group of virtual machines can be scheduled to defragment at a specific time and another group of virtual machines can be scheduled to defragment at a different time. With PerfectDisk 2008's throttling capabilities, it will ensure that when it defragments a virtual machine, it does so with the least amount of system resource impact.
Winner of numerous awards, including Windows IT Pro Editors' Choice award, Windows IT Pro Readers' Choice award, Redmond Magazine's Best of the Best, PC Magazine's Editor's Choice, and top-rated 5 stars from CNET editors and About.com, Raxco's PerfectDisk answers the unique needs of users in the enterprise, SMB and home office environments.
About Raxco Software
Raxco Software has been helping large enterprises, small businesses, and consumers with their computer resource management needs for thirty years. Its PerfectDisk 2008 is Windows® Certified by Microsoft® for Vista and Windows Server® 2008, and optimized for Windows XP. The PerfectDisk line has a long award-winning history, most notably its perfect 5-star review from CNET Download, winner of the Windows IT Pro 2005, 2006 Readers' Choice Awards for Defragmentation Utility and Storage Management Tool, Redmond Magazine's Best of the Best Award, and PC Magazine's Editors' Choice award. Raxco also produces optimization software, for HP's OpenVMS operating system. Raxco Software can be found on the Web at http://www.raxco.com.
Raxco Software, Inc
smurray @ raxco.com
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